North Bay School District investigating possible racism at football game


NOVATO, Calif. (KRON) — A North Bay school district is investigating possible racism at a high school football game.

School superintendent Novato said the investigation involved a black player at Tamalpais High School who said he was the target of racial slurs from players at San Marin High School.

The superintendent of Novato Unified School has hired an outside investigator to investigate these allegations.

Some San Marino players are accused of using hate speech during an October match at Tamalpais High School.

Parents from both schools tell KRON4 News that racism has no place in Marin County.

Tamalpais High School players say a member of their team had racial slurs thrown at them by San Marino players.

Parents at both schools are troubled by the allegations.

The accused players of the San Marino football team have denied any insults or racism on the pitch.

Referees at the match at Mill Valley also said they noticed nothing.

A parent of a San Marino high school football player tells KRON4 that he has known a lot of boys for a long time.

He believes this investigation will reveal that the players did nothing wrong.

Novato School Superintendent Jan La Torre-Derby said she hopes the investigation will be completed within the next month.

The school district also brought in speakers to talk about racism with the San Marino football team.

If the investigation finds any wrongdoing on the part of the players, the team’s parents expect action to be taken.

Players of the San Marino soccer team have previously been accused of using hate speech, but Superintendent La Torre-Derby said the allegations made by players and coaches at San Rafael High School during September match could not be verified.


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